EDITORIAL: No Obamacare for Obama

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    President Obama declared that the new health care law "is going to be affecting every American family." Except his own, of course.

    The new health care law exempts the president from having to participate in it. Leadership and committee staffers in the House and Senate who wrote the bill are exempted as well. A weasel-worded definition of "staff" includes only the members' personal staff in the new system; the committee staff that drafted the legislation opted themselves out. Because they were more familiar with the contents of the law than anyone in the country, it says a lot that they carved out their own special loophole. Anyway, the law is intended to affect "ordinary Americans," according to Vice President Joe Biden (who - being a heartbeat away from the presidency - also is not covered), not Washington insiders.
    Mr. Obama frequently tossed around the talking point that the new law gave people the same type of coverage as Congress enjoyed. In his March 20 health care pep talk to wavering Democrats on Capitol Hill, the president said one of the advantages of the health care legislation was that "people will have choice and competition just like members of Congress have choice and competition." At yesterday's signing ceremony, Mr. Obama said Americans will be "part of a big pool, just like federal employees are part of a big pool. They'll have the same choice of private health insurance that members of Congress get for themselves." But the American people will have a public pool; the executive branch and congressional staffers kept their country-club pool private.







    EDITORIAL: No Obamacare for Obama - Washington Times










    "It's a big fucking deal." :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Does that mean that the President is going to pay cash for his medical care?
     
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    Can't have the elite mingling with the commoners can we?
     
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    no buddy We the People are going to pay for his freebie.
     
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    "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
     
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    Hmmmmm, I wonder how long before we here in the USA mimic the movie THX1138?: Only if it's covered by ObamaCare, to insure control, I am sure they will pass another BILL outlining mandatory drugs. :cuckoo:



    Hmmm, meaningless discourse, Theater of Noise and...............? :lol:

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    wow Frank. where did Dickless Cheney fall into this mess, he had better things to do
     
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    Remember when the Republicans brought this up and wanted the Dems to add that they fell under the same mess they were writing? That disappeared real fast.
     
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    We've been segregated.
     
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    Are you all REALLY this stupid? There is nothing in this bill that is going to force me to change health insurance plans either. In fact there is noting in this bill that is forcing anyone with insurance to change what they have. Why should the POTUS be any different?
     

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